Margaret Moore, the Travis County district attorney, said Monday she agreed to drop the misdemeanor charges on the condition that Dukes
would repay the state $1,340 in order to reimburse the legislative staffer who'd taken care of Dukes
"It means the name has changed, but I'm sure we will still be known colloquially as the Dukes
That means prosecutors will abandon one felony charge alleging Dukes
had falsified travel information to collect a state official's daily pay on a day when she did not work at the Capitol.
Major Harrop, based at the Dukes
headquarters in Halifax, said: "We still know very little at this time but what we do know is worrying.
' filing late Thursday followed news from the previous day that Dukes
had failed to turn over a cell phone to investigators and spent more than $51,000 on an online psychic, according to a legal filing prepared by prosecutors.
In addition to the large psychic bill and Dukes
' giving investigators a phone whose identification number did not match the one they had requested, other "extraneous acts" include Dukes
' being recorded absent for more than half of roll calls taken during the 2017 legislative session, the Statesman reported.
As a part of the deal, Dukes
would've had to also pay $3,500 in fines and restitution and agree to a drug and alcohol assessment.
"No one has heard all of the evidence and heard my side," Dukes
Despite her popularity in the district, Dukes
has been at the center of controversy.
' name will still be on the November ballot, and if she beats Republican Gabriel Nila, Gov.
Lawmakers like Dukes
, whose districts are within 50 miles of the Capitol, can get paid $61.50 for each day worked at their Capitol offices.